Debra A Gervais

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1 The field of image-guided tumor ablation requires standardization of terms and reporting criteria to facilitate effective communication of ideas and appropriate comparison between treatments with different technologies, such as chemical ablation (ethanol or acetic acid) and thermal therapies, such as radiofrequency, laser, microwave, ultra-sound, and(More)
Abbreviations: ACR ϭ American College of Radiology, RSNA ϭ Radiological Society of North America AS images, imaging reports, and medical records move online, radiologists need a unified language to organize and retrieve them. Standardized terminology is increasingly vital to the practice of medicine, as this enables the information in reports to be(More)
Focal tumor ablation--whether applied percutanously, laparoscopically, or by means of open surgery-is an effective therapy for selected liver tumors. The choice of liver ablation as well as the choice between percutaneous and surgical approaches is dependent on tumor factors, patient factors, and other viable treatment options. Currently, the largest(More)
OBJECTIVE. The objective of our study was to review radiofrequency ablation of 100 re-nal tumors and lessons learned with respect to electrode approach, effects on collecting system, bowel proximity, and patterns of residual disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Over 6 years, 100 renal tumors in 85 patients underwent radiofrequency ablation. Images were reviewed(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to determine portable abdominal CT image quality and clinical content in a consecutive series of scans obtained in ICUs at a single center. MATERIALS AND METHODS All helical portable abdominal CT scans obtained between June 1999 and December 2000 were reviewed by two observers. Image quality was assessed for feature detection and(More)
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